Jerry: It Will Be 'Challenge' To Keep Dez And Murray

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  1. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    After setting multiple single-season franchise records in 2014, All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray's Dallas Cowboys' future is up in the air. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this week that the Cowboy shave had an offer on the table worth just over $4 million annually. To the surprise of no one with knowledge of the going rate for All-Pro workhorses, Murray's camp has bridled at the low-ball offer. Owner Jerry Jones conceded Thursday that it will be a "challenge" to bring back Murray and fellow impending free agent Dez Bryant this offseason.

    "Is it ... financially reasonable? No. Is it possible? Yes," Jones said. "But if you just look at it from the standpoint of dollars and cents it probably doesn't look reasonable. But then you got to factor in how you get there. But at the end of the day you do realize it's going to be costly to have both those players." Jones has already made it clear that Bryant is the top priority, with the franchise tag as an option if necessary. A swashbuckler of Jones' nature is ready to embrace "the art of the deal" by attempting to sign both. He'll need to increase his offer by a considerable amount to keep Murray in the fold.

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  2. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Give Dez whatever he wants and let Murray walk. He won't have a 1800 yard season agaian.
     
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  3. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    Yep, I wouldn't pay Murray a ton. Dude can't stay on the field typically.
     
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  4. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Murray is an above average RB. Dez is an elite WR. It's easier to find an above average RB than it is to find an elite WR.

    To franchise Murray would cost $11 million. The Cowboys are not going to do that.

    I bet Murray winds up at Indy. They have a lot of cap room and they need a RB.
     
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  5. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    This. Before 2014 he had not been able to play all 16 games in a season. And there's a precedent of RBs having monster years, signing monster extensions, and becoming shells of their former selves. I'm looking at you, Marion Barber...
     
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  6. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Don't forget Julius Jones. Didn't the Cowboys give him a lot of money too?
     
  7. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    I honestly don't remember...I thought Julius was let go because Barber was better and got the extension...I'll have to look it up.

    And there are other examples all accross the league. Chris Johnson is the first who comes to mind. There's a reason RBs don't get picked in the 1st round anymore. DeMarco was picked in the 3rd round. We can find a new RB there.
     
  8. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    IMO, 2nd round would be better.
     
  9. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    this is nothing more than posturing at this point.
     
  10. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    I don't think so. There's no way they don't keep Dez. Murray is another matter.
     
  11. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    No disrespect to Murray and his great year, but one has to wonder what any other RB would have done behind that offensive line. Bryant's irreplaceable, Murray not so much.
     
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  12. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    jerry is gonna try and pry AP away from the vikings when he is reinstated in april,so they'll let murray walk.
     
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  13. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    jerry is trying leverage the cowboys position. murray will probably go elsewhere for more coin and up not doing a damn thing while the boys sign ray rice.
     
  14. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Fixed
     
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  15. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    i gotcha

    child abuser > woman beater
     
  16. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    Still better than a dog killer...at least according to your justice system :D
     
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  17. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Indy.
     
  18. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    I say dog killer is more likable than child abuser and wife beater. Especially because in this case, at least he did his time.

    Humans are more important than animals. But in our f--ked up country, many people think the opposite.
     
  19. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Can he carry a ball and score TDs then I give a f--k.

    Please child abuser. Hell my pops woulda been labels a child abuser by today's whiny wussy ass standards.
     
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  20. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    Agreed. I'm 44 and my dad used to beat my ass with a belt when I messed up. And for good reason.
     

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